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Sooooo, in just five short weeks my kids will be heading back to school. We've had kind of a bummer of a summer so far -- LOTS of wet, rainy weather and unusually low temperatures, so I cringe just thinking about it... I mean, we've only made it to the pool once so far, and I'm absolutely NOT ready for the mad dash to purchase clothes, supplies, etc. But I've resigned myself to the inevitability of it all.

The one bright spot is that E FUN recently asked me to try out one of their new Windows 2-in-1 tablets, which means a shiny new toy for my kids to argue over play with while waiting for the rain shower of the moment to pass us by.

For under $230, the Nextbook Flexx 11 allows my entire family to stay connected, entertained, and productive with everything they want at their fingertips. They can browse the Internet, reply to emails, read books, play games from the Windows Store, watch movies, video chat, and much more, with the option to switch from a touchscreen laptop design to a standard tablet interface at the push of a button.

My kids are all about looks, so of course they went gaga over the fun backlit LED keyboard. However, I'm a little more practical, so I appreciate that the Nextbook Flexx 11 is a step up from the Nextbook 10.1 we tested back in January in almost every way -- for a very little increase in price! The Nextbook Flexx 11 boasts a larger screen, faster process, and both more system and storage memory at the everyday low price of $227.

The Nextbook Flexx 11 Tablet features include:

  • Windows 8.1 operating system (upgradable to Windows 10 later this year)
  • 11.6” 1366 x 768 IPS capacitive touch screen
  • Quad-Core Intel® AtomTM Z3735G Processor (X86, 1.8GHz)
  • 2GB DDR3L system memory; 64GB onboard storage memory
  • Bluetooth 4.0 and WiFi 802.11 b/g/n
  • 2.0 megapixel front and rear cameras with integrated microphone
  • microHDMI, microUSB, and microSD ports
  • Preloaded VUDU Movies and TV app; NOOK for Windows 8 app

My 9-year-old, a Miranda Sings fanatic and Girls Go Games junkie, has been putting the Nextbook Flexx 11 through its paces, and it's stood up to her heavy use thus far. She likes having the option to use it as a laptop at the table or as a tablet when she's sitting on the couch (and I like that she's finally using headphones without me nagging about it, lol). The keyboard is very easy for her to remove and reattach on her own, and the larger screen size is a really nice feature when playing games.

I have no doubt that the Nextbook Flexx 11 will transition easily to becoming more of a homework tool once school starts. It's a great choice for families with school-aged children that need a device to check email, perform Internet searches and watch YouTube videos!


I'm so thrilled to share that Windows has provided me with a Nextbook Flexx 11 Tablet to give away to one lucky Deal Seeking Mom reader!


Windows Nextbook Flexx 11 Tablet (ARV $197)

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This post is brought to you by E FUN. All opinions are 100% mine.


Lunch time around our house just got a whole lot more fun, thanks to Hellmann's new squeeze bottle. It makes adding a little creativity to your sandwich creation quick and easy -- and mess-free!

Hellmann's brings you the best squeeze experience EVER: The unique design the new Hellmann's squeeze bottle lets you get more mayonnaise out without all the shaking, banging and mess. All with the same unmistakable taste of Hellmann's that you know and love.

Benefits of the new bottle:

  • Less waste – you can squeeze more out
  • Less mess – because of the clean lock cap
  • More control – with the angled precision tip

I've never been a fan of those big, gloppy jars of mayo, so I totally adore the new Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise Squeeze Bottle. And it
comes in three different varieties: Real, Light & Olive Oil.

Get a $1 off Hellmann's Real Mayonnaise Coupon!

Visit the Kroger Plus card page to load a coupon to your Kroger card worth $1 off the new Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise Squeeze Bottle! It's valid on the 30-oz.+ size, which was priced at $3.49 at my store today, making it just $2.49 after the Hellmann's coupon.

TIP: Check the Condiments/Sauces box to quickly find and clip your coupon!

Win a $50 Kroger gift card!

How would you like to win a $50 Kroger gift card? Just head over to the Deal Seeking Mom Facebook page through Thursday 7/23/15 at 11:59 pm PT to enter -- two lucky readers will each win a $50 Kroger gift card!

Disclosure: Sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own.

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How will you treat yourself as temperatures soar in July? Meijer has you covered with a wide variety of ice cream products to satisfy not only YOUR tastes, but all the different tastes in your family, as well! And let me tell you, that's no easy feat in my household...

Whether you crave a chocolaty caramel indulgence, while others hunger for a refreshing strawberry fruit bar, or your family prefers to go the plain vanilla route with plenty of toppings to dress it up, Meijer and Unilever brand ice creams products have you covered all summer long!

And even better, Meijer and Unilever have teamed up to present the Ice Cream Summer Sweepstakes with $20,000 in Meijer gift cards up for grabs -- WOW!!!

Win a $100 Meijer gift card!

That's right, you can win FREE ice cream for the summer (a $100 value in Meijer gift cards) with easy text message entry! Simply text code ICECREAM to 634537 to enter for a chance to win. Limit one (1) text entry per person per day. Complete details here:

  • Participating brands: Breyers, Breyers Gelato, Magnum, Good Humor, Popsicle, Ben & Jerry’s and Klondike.
  • Prize: Free Ice Cream for the summer, a $100 value in Meijer gift cards.
  • Odds of winning: Each week Meijer will randomly select 50 winners.
  • Enter through: 11:59pm ET on 8/1/15.

What's your favorite ice cream indulgence? Anything with chocolate is tops in my book!

Disclosure: Sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own.


Now you can enjoy a spa experience at home without the spa price tag with the new AquaBeauty Skin Care Collection now available at Walmart! This line of premium skin care products harnesses nutrient rich marine botanicals and accessories to give you soft, smooth, healthy looking skin from head to toe.

Find out which products are beneficial for your skin type by visiting They're packed with extracts, like marine, tea tree, and algae, along with sea salt, aloe, and vitamins B & E -- and they smell simply divine!

Be sure to download the $1 off coupon and pick up your AquaBeauty products at your local Walmart store:

AquaBeauty Hydrating Cloth Facial Mask, $2.97
$1/1 AquaBeauty Product printable coupon
$1.97 after coupon!

AquaBeauty Skin Conditioning Cloth Facial Mask, $2.97
$1/1 AquaBeauty Product printable coupon
$1.97 after coupon!

AquaBeauty Sea Foaming 2-in-1 Soap + Sponge, $4.97
$1/1 AquaBeauty Product printable coupon
$3.97 after coupon!

AquaBeauty Hydrating Body Serum, $5.97
$1/1 AquaBeauty Product printable coupon
$4.97 after coupon!

AquaBeauty Ocean Fresh Salt Scrub + Polishing Glove System, $7.97
$1/1 AquaBeauty Product printable coupon
$6.97 after coupon!

My girls keep swiping my 2-in-1 Soap + Sponge, so I'll definitely be picking up another one at Walmart ASAP...

In addition to the amazing scent, they love the way you can lather and scrub without worrying about a slippery bar of soap squirting out of your hands in the shower!

Win an AquaBeauty prize pack!

Would you like to try some of these new products? For a chance to win a skin rejuvenating AquaBeauty prize pack visit and share your favorite ingredient used in AquaBeauty products in the comment section to enter.

Disclosure: Sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own.

This giveaway ends at 2pm on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 and is open to all U.S. residents 18 years or older. I’ll use And the Winner Is to select the winning comment. Winner will be notified by email and listed on my Giveaway Winners page. Winners must respond within 48 hours of notification to claim their prize. Good luck!

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What inspires you to feel beautiful inside and out? Everyone has a beauty story or piece of inspiration they use to stay feeling beautiful. From strong women in your family to your beauty routine, Dove and Family Dollar want to know what makes you feel beautiful. Tweet me at @TaraKuczykowski using #ValueMeetsBeauty to join the conversation.

To keep your beauty story going, head to Family Dollar and pick up Dove products from 5/29/15–6/28/15. While you’re there, take advantage of their great in-store offer, and save $2 on Dove products instantly when you purchase two participating Dove items.

Win a $50 Family Dollar gift card!

Visit the Family Dollar Facebook page and watch the Dove #ValueMeetsBeauty video to enter for a chance to win a $50 Family Dollar gift card! Enter twice daily for more chances to win.

Disclosure: Sponsored by Lunchbox, all opinions are my own.